Climate change: 1.9 billion people rely on natural ‘water towers’

By Jonathan Amos, BBC Science Correspondent, San Francisco – December 9, 2019

In a unique study, scientists have assessed and ranked the importance of Earth’s great “water towers”.

These are the 78 mountainous regions that are able to generate and then store vast quantities of water.

They deliver it in a controlled way to major populations living […]

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UMass food scientist making strides in foodborne disease testing

By UMass Amherst News and Media Relations – November 8, 2019

University of Massachusetts Amherst food scientist Matthew Moore has received two grants from the USDA to apply new technology in an effort to more quickly detect and trace foodborne disease caused by noroviruses and bacteria.

Under the USDA’s Agriculture and Food Research Initiative, Moore and […]

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Health hazards: Food adulteration in Pakistan escalates into gunfire as tainted products detected by the tonne

By Pearly Neo – October 14, 2019

Pakistan’s Punjab Food Authority (PFA) has detected and discarded thousands of kilogrammes of adulterated food and beverage items over the past month, with over 100 brands deemed to be ‘unsafe’, amidst its efforts to intensify inspections in the province.

In its most recent raid on October 6 alone, the […]

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India bans onion exports after monsoon rains damage crops and prices soar

By Yen Nee Lee – October 2, 2019

Key Points

India banned the exports of onions after excessive rainfall damaged crops and reduced harvest, which sent prices soaring domestically.
Onions are widely consumed in India because it’s a common ingredient in local cuisine.
India is one of the top exporters of onions globally, selling 2.2 billion kilograms — […]

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China’s economic slowdown: How bad is it?

By Ana Nicolaci da Costa – September 26, 2019

China’s economy has been slowing for the better part of the past decade, but a recent run of poor data has prompted fresh concerns. What is making investors nervous, and how China has responded?

China became a key engine of world economic growth as developed countries licked […]

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India-US trade : Is Trump right about India’s high tariffs?

By Reality Check team BBC News – September 23, 2019

Claim: India imposes very high tariffs on imports – some of the highest in the world – according to US President Trump.

Verdict: It’s true that average tariffs in India are much higher than in the world’s biggest economies, and they are also among the highest […]

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Do food standards of identity need refreshing? FDA to hold public meeting

By Elaine Watson – September 2, 2019

The FDA will hold a public meeting on September 27 on modernizing food standards of identity, which some stakeholders believe are out of date and may impede innovation.

FDA is seeking input about changes that may provide manufacturers with additional flexibility to use, for example, new technologies […]

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Central Banks Can’t Save the World Economy: Jackson Hole Update

By Michael McKee , Rich Miller , and Matthew Boesler – August 24, 2019

Central bankers debated for a second day at the Kansas City Federal Reserve’s annual policy retreat in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

Their discussion about the challenges facing monetary policy takes place against an increasingly tense global economic backdrop, with investors nervous about the […]

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Scientists Discover Immune Cell Subtype in Mice That Drives Allergic Reactions

By Lisa Wheatley, M.D., M.P.H – August 1, 2019

NIH-Funded Study Suggests Targeting Cell May Help Prevent Anaphylaxis in Humans


Allergies can be life-threatening when they cause anaphylaxis, an extreme reaction with constriction of the airways and a sudden drop in blood pressure. Scientists have identified a subtype of immune cell that drives the production of […]

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IFT The Weekly: July 10, 2019

By IFT The Weekly – July 10, 2019
Agricultural output growth to keep food prices low, but uncertainties emerge

Global demand for agricultural products is projected to grow by 15% over the coming decade, while agricultural productivity growth is expected to increase slightly faster, causing inflation-adjusted prices of the major agricultural commodities to remain at or […]

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